Market Reports Articles

16 February 2017

GCC: capacity outpaces demand

With oil prices forecast to remain at the lower end of the scale, Gulf Cooperation Council countries reassess their needs. A heightened focus on economic diversification drives infrastructure investment and governments address the lack of affordable housing for their growing population...

15 February 2017

Towards self-sufficiency?

The Algerian cement market is undergoing unprecedented growth in production capacity as the country attempts to become self-sufficient in cement. This capacity build-up is mainly driven by large infrastructure projec...

23 January 2017

Paving the road for Colombia

Bancolombia reviews the Colombian cement market which is being stimulated by a COP54.8bn (US$18.5m) road network upgrade programme.

09 January 2017

Improving markets for 2017

HSBC Global Research forecasts plenty of reasons for optimism for the global cement markets in 2017 as emerging markets increase volumes and demand for new housing raises cement demand.

Japan: finding new ways 19 December 2016

Japan: finding new ways

Japan has made renewed efforts to pull its economy out of its downward spiral, while cement producers have been lowering production costs and reviewing export strategies.

05 December 2016

A fragile but positive outlook

ROI Economic Consulting takes an in-depth look at the state of the cement markets in Central America.

India: marking time 28 November 2016

India: marking time

Indian cement producers can expect a significant upturn in government infrastructure spending.

14 November 2016

Saudi Arabia: changing times?

Riyad Capital discusses the changing landscape of the Saudi Arabian cement industry.

02 November 2016

Lebanon: beyond tomorrow

Lebanese cement producers look to make efficiency gains as volumes dip in the domestic market.

31 October 2016

Germany: a positive outlook?

The German cement sector has seen some positive activity in housebuilding completions and cement prices.

17 October 2016

Kazakhstan: a nation’s vision

While the need for infrastructure and housing is considerable in Kazakhstan, lower oil receipts, a depreciating tenge and sluggish global growth conspire against elevated levels of public spending. However, the gover...

03 October 2016

India prepares for the upturn

India's monsoon season has passed and cement demand has begun to pick up.

21 September 2016

UK cement after Brexit

The UK cement industry is adapting to life post-Brexit and a new ownership structure for some producers.

05 September 2016

Egypt sets out on a new course

Egypt's government is calling for new cement capacity, but existing producers are hurriedly completing fuel conversion projects.

17 August 2016

India: reason for optimism?

ICR reports on the Indian cement market in the 1Q16. Mergers and acquisitions are giving a new shape to the market, while producers are starting to optimise their distribution centres ahead of the monsoon season.

12 August 2016

Ecuador: a challenging recovery

Ecuador has had a difficult year with earthquakes and the fall of oil prices, but its need to expand its infrastructure is expected to fuel growth in its cement consumption base.